This webinar will look at moving away from the traditional reactive approach to cyber security towards a proactive approach to monitoring by considering some of the latest thinking and products, and assessing the scalability of these enterprise level products and services to help an SME protect its intellectual property and reputation.


Mike Hughes CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, partner at Haines Watts

Mike has over 36 years IT and IT governance, risk and compliance experience including 20 years with KPMG during which time he performed a number of senior roles including leading KPMG's Midlands IT governance and compliance team.

After leaving KPMG, he set up 123 Consultants GRC which went on to become HWgrc as a joint venture with Haines Watts Controls & Assurance. HWgrc is the specialist IT governance, risk management and compliance arm of Haines Watts. Mike has worked with a wide range of clients in the public and private sectors, helping clients to fully exploit their investment in IT, whilst identifying and managing risk effectively. He also plays a leadership role with ISACA and has served on several of their international committees.

Steven Connors, CISM, FIPA, FFA, partner at Haines Watts

Steve is a partner with Haines Watts in its Controls & Assurance practice. He works with clients across a range of sectors helping them deliver value from their information systems while at the same time ensuring that the data remains secure.

The practice's focus is to use the collective experiences of all their people to help clients leverage value out of their investment in information technology whilst ensuring that they remain secure and compliant with legislation and regulations. His personal focus is always on assisting organisations to better understand their data and its value, to enable them to implement secure and effective compliance strategies, specifically in relation to information security and vendor assurance programmes.

Steve presents at national and international conferences on cyber security, data classification and vendor assurance.

Your speakers

  • Steve Connors

    Steve Connors

    partner at Haines Watts

  • Mike Hughes

    Mike Hughes

    partner at Haines Watts